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Strengthening local and regional Civil Society Organisations through new SDG Knowledge Platform

Joanne Deoraj, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Planning & Development, sixth from right, EU ambassador Aad Biesebroek, fourth from right, Nicole Leotaud, executive director CANARI, second from right, and Reuben Robertson, acting resident coordinator of UN T&T, right, stands with Davin Jagessar, assistant programme co-ordinator from the Ministry of Planning & Development, fifth from right, and CSOs representatives, from left, Talya Mohammed (IAM Movement), Curmira Gulston (CYEN-TT), Candice Ramkissoon (CANARI) and Kemba Jaramogi (Fondes Amandes Community Project). 

The Caribbean Civil Society Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Knowledge Platform features a mix of stories, case studies, videos and photos covering the transformative work of Caribbean CSOs in implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provides organisations working on sustainable development issues with a convenient nexus to share, learn, network and collaborate with one another.

Having been recently launched by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), the online platform is a dynamic virtual space that showcases and strengthens the work of local and regional Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

Reuben Robertson, acting resident co-ordinator of United Nations T&T at the time, highlighted the importance that CSOs played in achieving the SDGS and commended the emphasis that has been placed on supporting local civil society.

CANARI currently has an open call for proposals for members of civil society to submit their projects to the Knowledge Platform.

The online platform can be accessed at: sdg/ 

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